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The Innocent Audiobook

The Innocent

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Publisher's Summary

Some mistakes can change your life forever. For Matt Hunter, that mistake came in one terrible moment when his attempt to help a friend and stop a fight resulted in an accidental death. Matt was convicted of manslaughter and sent to prison. Time that his peers spent in college, Matt endured behind bars.

Now, nine years after his release from prison, his innocence long forgotten, he's an ex-con who takes nothing for granted. With his wife Olivia pregnant, and the two of them closing on a house in his hometown, things are looking up. Until the day Matt gets a shocking, inexplicable video call from Olivia's phone. And in an instant, the unraveling begins.

A mysterious man who begins tailing Matt turns up dead. A beloved nun is murdered. And local and federal authorities, including homicide investigator Loren Muse, a childhood schoolmate of Matt's with a troubled past of her own, see all signs pointing to a former criminal with one murder already under his belt...Matt Hunter. Unwilling to lose everything for a second time, Matt and Olivia are forced outside the law in a desperate attempt to save their future together.

An electrifying thrill-ride of a novel that peeks behind the white picket fences of suburbia, The Innocent is at once a twisting, turning, emotionally-charged story and a compelling tale of the choices we make and the repercussions that never leave us.

©2005 Harlan Coben; (P)2005 Penguin Audio

What the Critics Say

"[Coben's] best book to date." (Publishers Weekly)
"As usual with Coben, an intriguing start, hinging on one out-of-whack technological trick, hurtles into a fast-paced hunter-and-hunted drama. First-rate." (Booklist)

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    Paula Beck Chester, MA 06-23-05
    Paula Beck Chester, MA 06-23-05 Member Since 2015

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    "Very entertaining"

    I enjoyed this book from start to finish. Plenty of twists and turns!

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    Michael West Lebanon, NH, USA 06-20-05
    Michael West Lebanon, NH, USA 06-20-05
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    "Yawn"

    What an enormous yawn! Even Scott Brick's considerable talents as a reading couldn't keep this reader interested Maybe I should have gotten the abridged version, if available---something I never do.

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    Jennifer Las Cruces, NM, USA 06-16-05
    Jennifer Las Cruces, NM, USA 06-16-05
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    "Great Book"

    One of the best books I've read since the author's last book. Lots of twists and turns . Couldn't stop listening. Scott Brick does his usual great job.

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    Diane D. 06-10-05
    Diane D. 06-10-05 Member Since 2007
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    "Didn't want to stop listening"

    This audio hooked you with in the first two minutes! Strong characters interesting plot.

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    T. Sims 06-05-05
    T. Sims 06-05-05
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    "nicely done"

    Nice plot twists and good character development.
    Read it.

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    David Statesville, NC, USA 06-04-05
    David Statesville, NC, USA 06-04-05
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    "Wonderful Story, Very well organized"

    This is one of those books that grabs your attention from the start and has very few lulls throughout the story. Some audio books are presented in a way that makes it hard to keep track of the characters. This book does not have that problem. This is the first title I have listened to by this author and I loved it! I also like Grisham, Patterson, Sanford & Ludlum to name a few. In it's own way, this author is every bit as good as those I mentioned. Coben has his own distinctive style and I feel sure this will be a refreshing and enjoyable change of pace for mystery fans that have never tried Coben's books. I recommend "The Innocent" highly.

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    Charles St Petersburg, FL, USA 05-29-05
    Charles St Petersburg, FL, USA 05-29-05
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    "The Best Yet"

    Having a Coben book Read by Brick makes it a must read. Scott Brick does his usual superb narration, and I thought this was the best of the several books I've listened to by Harlan Coben. It was interesting all the way to the end. I didn't find it predictable at all, although I did figure out portions of the story before the author revealed them. You simply can't go wrong getting this one.

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    Adrienne Camp Connell, CA, United States 05-26-05
    Adrienne Camp Connell, CA, United States 05-26-05 Member Since 2005
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    "Collosal Disappointment"

    I was so excited when I saw this book come up on Audible. I had listened to another one of this author's books and enjoyed the suspense and story. This book gave me none of that. The long paragraphs about the emotional state of the main character made me want to gag, they were so trite and predictable. Call me a cynic, but "Love at First Sight" found again is just too precious. The twists and turns were contrived and unbelievable. I found it difficult to like or care about any of the characters, just wanted them to get to the oh so predictable ending so I could move on to my next listen!

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    FredMcC Shreveport, LA United States 05-18-05
    FredMcC Shreveport, LA United States 05-18-05 Member Since 2014

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    "Great story - Great Narration"

    I am quickly becoming a fan of Scott Brick's narrations. Not only is this a great story with well-paced action and superb characters - but Brick's "acting" gives everything more depth and power than could ever be delivered by the printed page. Get it, you won't be sorry!

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    Brenda Corneliussen 05-17-05
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    "Good Suspense"

    This was my first book by this author and I enjoyed it very much and I look forward to another of his books. What can I say about Scott Brick....Just the BEST!!!! I would listen to anything that he reads.

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